Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and Finep, the Brazilian Agency for Innovation, Tekes and Finep launches this Joint Call for Industrial R&D projects.

The main objective of this Joint Call is to support Finnish and Brazilian companies to develop cooperative projects to boost the innovative content of their products aiming at the world market. Any technological area is covered by this Call.

However, the following areas have a special interest from the participating countries:

  • Comprehensive utilization of waste, energy conservation and energy efficiency (including industrial energy saving, green building, renewable energy etc.)
  • Bioeconomy solutions
  • Bioenergy for industry
  • Shipping industry


Finnvera provides financing for the start, growth and internationalization of enterprises and guarantees against risks arising from exports.

Finnvera strengthens the operating potential and competitiveness of Finnish enterprises by offering loans, domestic guarantees, venture capital investments, export credit guarantees and other services associated with the financing of exports. The risks included in financing are shared between Finnvera and other providers of financing.
Please find more information about how Finnvera can support your business and exports to Brazil:


Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd) is a Finnish development finance company that provides long-term risk capital for private projects in developing countries.

Apart from co-investing with Finnish companies, Finnfund can finance ventures that use Finnish technology, cooperate with Finnish partners on a long-term basis or generate major environmental or social benefits.